Yosemite – one of Life’s Grandeurs

*I believe if you click on pic it will give you the full size to which you can save on your desktop as a background*

Yosemite, a U.S. National Park. Only 5 hours away for me, but yet I have only been once as a child. I think it may be time to plan another trip. These pictures were forwarded from a friend and his wife who spent $300 (with lots of frugal planning) to spend 5 Glorius Long Days at this park. Let me tell you, when he came back to work he didn’t look like he had a care in the world. He was extremely at peace with himself. We all need that more often than we take time to do so.

“Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true” ~ Lyman Frank Baum

Waterfalls are spectacular, simultaneously beautiful,
uplifting, overwhelming and bringing such immediacy
into our minds.

There is no wondering about
what the waterfalls were like
yesterday, no way to know what
they’ll look like tomorrow.
There will always be a shade of
difference, a nuance noticed
or not, but to see them right now,
in this moment in their
powerful splendor—that is the
way to celebrate the present.

~ Dave Gershner

“When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“You cannot travel the path until you have become the path itself” ~Buddha quote

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” ~Martin Luther

Can’t you just hear the water fall? Or the birds chirp in the morning? Feel the crisp air upon rising for the morning? I can visualize drinking a cup of coffee outside my tent. I can feel the stress release. Freedom to live, freedom to relax, freedom to ponder the simple joys on this earth. This is definitely one of life’s beautiful grandeurs. Enjoy.

5 thoughts on “Yosemite – one of Life’s Grandeurs

  1. Shtinkykat

    Is your friend a professional photographer? These photos are out of this world! Wonderful post. Just in time for a post-Earth Day weekend. Have a great weekend!

  2. notesfromthefrugaltrenches.com

    MF these are beautiful! I think it’s great that you will spend more time in nature.

    YES please please do the 10 day challenge! Even if you have to post a day late or so, you’re most welcome! I can’t wait to see your Day 1. If it is OK I’ll link to you each day so that everyone can follow!

  3. Moving on up!

    I lived close to Yosemite for over 20 years, but have not visited yet. Now I live 900 miles away. I should have gone.
    Beautiful Pictures.

  4. Northern Living Allowance

    Thank you for posting these, Christine! Wonderful…

    This is one of the stops I hope to make on my south-west trip (which I’m still planning for!). It’s now moved to a ‘must-see.” 🙂

  5. Money Funk

    @ shtinkykat: no, he is not, but definitely should be. I especially love the eeriness of the last one. Have a great weekend, too.

    @ FT: Sure, I just have to make sure to post. lol! I think it is a great challenge.

    @ Moving on up: you lived close but never visited?!?!? *scratching head* Well, here is a bit of a virtual visit. 🙂 My husband really wants to go now. It’ll be fun, but i want to go either right before or after peak season.

    @ NLA: you’re welcome. Definitely, a must see. Yosemite even has shuttles that will drive you all around the park for free to make sure you see all the Ansel sites. I heard there is a lot of great hiking, too. 🙂

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